Benjamin Netanyahu celebrated the start of Lag B’Omer with a group of children, a bonfire, and some roasted marshmallows.

The Israeli prime minister took part in the traditional customs for this festival, which is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer. Originally a celebration of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, in modern Israeli culture the holiday has been reinterpreted as a commemoration of the Bar Kokhba revolt against the Roman empire.

The most well known custom of the holiday is the lighting of bonfires.

See more charming images of Bibi and the children below.


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